I post most of these talks on Facebook and that’s the only time I have to see what’s happening on this 2 Billion strong social media platform. I saw a cute post from obvious millenials naming so-called “tragically uncool things baby boomers won’t let die”. Let’s see some: Shopping malls, because you can buy everything you want online without any need to go into a crowded store with a terrible parking lot. This boomer still prefers the fun to touch and feel stuff I buy before handing over the money and while some parking lots aren’t much fun, many are fine. Next I see toast….toast?
The writers say we can make fun of their avocado toast on artisan bread but plain dry white toast sucks. Well, who says we eat just plain dry white toast? Where did you get that idea? Oh, BTW, avocado artisan toast sucks! They ask if there’s something about Reader’s Digest that makes every baby boomer jump for joy? Answer: No. They accuse us of being the generation who brought us JFK and moon landing conspiracy theories. So what? That doesn’t mean most of us believe them. They mock patterned wallpaper and say all wallpaper looks bad but baby boomers tend not to notice. I notice and I don’t use wallpaper. Fuzzy toilet seat covers? We gave those up years ago. And they knock meatloaf saying it’s tasteless and looks gross and there’s a reason all their hipster food is so popular. Well, that does it! In the first place meatloaf is great served hot with ketchup and served cold with mustard. And your “hipster food” consists of the latest flavour of the year you subscribe to because you think it makes you appear cool. My generation invented “cool” and we’ve still got it!